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  1. IV Flagyl
    Never refrigerated...in fact it specifically says "Do NOT refrigerate"
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. D5 1/2 NS and insulin coverage
    I would not have covered it. Yes there are some medications that you should have an MD permission to hold but your nursing judgment and critical thinking should come into play here. Several of you...
    Oct 3, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. 1+ year of experience and can't find a new job??
    It is! Had the preemptive interview with HR today and it went great. It's the area I want, it's considerably more money...only problem is that while it's only about a 20 minute drive it's in...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
    I have PF with extremely high arches...so far the only shoe I have been able to wear consistently with very little pain (except for the inevitable after 3 hard nights) is Sketchers Shape Ups. They...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  5. Hi, from the Carolina's
    Good luck and welcome!!! Wish you all the best!! Go Cocks!!!
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  6. Overnights hangover - one day off
    When I first started working nights at my hospital I got kind of the yucky schedule because I was new. I would consistently be scheduled one on one off one on one off one on...it was a nightmare. I...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. 1+ year of experience and can't find a new job??
    So....I got a call back today FINALLY...I have a meeting with an HR rep Monday morning...fingers crossed. It's so aggravating because I have emailed directors in my facility where I'm trying to...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    Thanks so much for that AWESOME report you gave me about how you just checked on them and everything is great and the patient was telling you how awesome you are. Crazy how somehow 5 minutes after...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. 1+ year of experience and can't find a new job??
    I have tried applying within my facility but the problem is that there aren't many positions open (as this seem to be a problem everywhere these days). Right now I'm looking to go into critical...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Song lyrics that remind you of nursing...
    Definitely The Ramones-I Wanna Be Sedated
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Tylenol IV
    We give IV paracetamol a good bit in my facility. It's hung just like albumin and you must be sure it's vented tubing. It's basically a fast drip. We use it mostly for unresolved fever or fever...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Funny things patients say !
    We had a patient come to our floor one night with orders for a continuous bladder irrigaition (which is usually sent to the urology floor, however they were full). Our ANM had no experience with...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. 1+ year of experience and can't find a new job??
    I graduated May 2010. I like to think that I'm a strong nurse as I have been working on a 38 bed MedSurg unit with a very high acuity, taking a 6 patient load every night, and also serving a charge...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. pet peeves when nursing students arrive
    I work night shift so I typically don't work with many students unless they are shadowing or about to graduate and are in a preceptorship role. However, I have pet peeves all the same. When...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. IV draw vs Lab draw?
    Drawing blood from an exsisting IV site is not done for several reasons...the two main reasons being that this poses a huge risk for infection and also when you draw back from the IV site you are...
    Jun 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What is the better shift? Would you rather work night shift or day shift? Curious :)
    I've been an RN for just a little over a year and I have been on night shift. I worked as a PCA during school on rotating shifts and got to experience days and nights. I've noticed that in every...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Why do doctors do this to me?
    Of course we all have doctors who will complain about being called for anything, even a 3 am Tylenol order. HOWEVER, that's unprofessional and inappropriate. Doctors know that part of their job...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  18. Cellulitis and spider bites
    It seems to be seasonal. Our floor right now is teeming with spider bites and snake bites. Of course, living in Georgia, I assume this is going to be the norm but I can tell you that we rarely see...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  19. An open letter to the ER triage nurse
    I would DEFINITELY send that letter...she should be reprimanded for that behavior.
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. think I would make a great nurse but scared about a few things
    I just graduated in May and I started applying for nursing jobs in March prior to graduation. I had a job lined up before I even passed NCLEX. I was actually hired for a day shift position but...
    Aug 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Dilaudid
    In some states LPNs can give IV meds but as far as I know they are not to give IV PUSH medications especially something like Dilaudid.
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Not studying for NCLEX?
    The only 3 people in my class that didn't pass the first try didn't study enough for the test...I'm just sayin...
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Help with my LAST research paper...Occluded Fem-Pop Bypass
    Ok so I've got to write a "care plan" paper on a patient I cared for in CCU during preceptorship. The dx is occluded fem-pop bypass. Problem is...I can't find any NURSING journals to use as...
    Apr 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Graduating in May....When do I start applying for jobs????
    So I graduate in May and I was curious when is the time to start applying for jobs? I don't want to wait too long, but I'm not sure if it's too early. Can anyone help me figure this out?? Thanks!
    Feb 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Diabetes Mellitus
    In reality I would take the blood sugar immediately, note in the chart that it wasn't done until after the patient started to eat, then administer insulin based on their order/sliding scale. However,...
    Feb 5, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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